The Holy Grail of comic books, Action Comics #1, has been sold for $317,200 on an online auction.
Bids in the online auction, which started two weeks ago on www.comicconnect.com, immediately topped 200,000 dollars and a last-minute surge crossed the 300,000-dollar mark.
There were 89 bids and Comic Connect extended the deadline by several minutes to catch the late interest.
The book is a rare and unrestored copy of the first issue of Action Comics, with a cover showing Superman in his familiar red cape, hurling a green car past terrified onlookers.
Neither the seller nor the buyer were identified.
The auction was predicted to go for $400,000.00 and personally, I thought that estimate was a little low. Looks like someone got a bargain.